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L'Essenza Bistrot

Via delle Terme 10, 07026, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
+39 349 415 2061
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“chef's menu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via delle Terme 10, 07026, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early as we had no reservation, so early in fact that they weren’t open! They did accommodate us and bought us a bottle of wine to share while we waited for them to fully open. Thankfully we did arrive that early as we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TamCat
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Top class restaurant! It is Michelin quality, incredible food, really elegantly plated and carefully designed with flavour in mind. The set menu is always amazing as is the Al a Carte. Highly recommended and very popular - Make sure you book ahead!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samsmith92
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We visited L'Essenza again after our first experience two years ago. We had the chefs menu again and it was fantastic! The dishes were more refined than two years ago and a lot of new techniques are being used. Also, the influence of the traditional...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tom T
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I'll start by saying that the venue and location is nice, the staff were friendly (if not a bit matter-of-fact) and our waiter gave a great suggestion of superb bottle of wine. The food, however, was disappointing. We went for the 10 course tasting menu...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aoife B
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this food, location and atmosphere however it was slightly ruined by snobby and elusive staff that catered to only local wealthy Italians. When a restaurant achieves one Michelin star it’s a huge feat and a massive accolade so don’t ruin it by...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sailskigirl
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We really liked our diner at L'essenza, atmosphere was really good, friendly and helpful staff and a really good quality of food. The menu is surprising, with some well-known items in a new version, but also some surprising new dishes. We also liked the wine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

L’Essenza had a beautiful setting in the small streets of Olbia. We chose the set menu (80€) and a wine menu (30€). The food was terribly dissapointing, with sand in the seafood and a not very successful combination of taste in the 10 different courses....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 107nannan
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice in our holiday because it was so good! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Menu in English available. Must book in advance! The dishes were original and very tasty. A true experience. Especially loved the homemade warm walnut bread served...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marjorie D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I don't go to an art gallery to eat. When you go to a restaurant that tries to make pretty food, inevitably there's not enough of it and it is over-priced. But hey, if that's your thing then go for it. Not my cup of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bobcov
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Its a nice little bistro in the downtown of Olbia. The menu is quite simple but it has a bit of everything. The food is super good and the waiter was very nice. Its not a cheap restaurant but its worth it

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 792josuc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 90
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Terme 10, 07026, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Olbia
  • Phone Number: +39 349 415 2061
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The new restaurant that combines fresh flavors and refined cuisine to give you an experience of original taste dedicated to everyone. The intimate and warm environment complete our philosophy of customer care and satisfaction for all 5 senses. The Sixth Sense depend of you .. if takes you to the Essence Bistrot, it works!
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